PRESS RELEASE: CAPE reaches tentative collective agreement with the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer

For immediate release

Ottawa - The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with the Employer for the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer (OPBO) bargaining unit.   

The tentative agreement brings improvements to the OPBO collective agreement, refining benefits in areas such as pay, leave provisions, teleworking, career development, and protections against electronic monitoring among others. 

The bargaining team had been negotiating with the employer since August 2021. 

As required by CAPE’s by-laws, OPBO members will be voting to ratify or reject the tentative agreement in the coming weeks. More information will follow regarding the ratification process. 

General highlights of the agreement: 

The new 4-year agreement includes the following pay adjustments: 

2.1% effective September 21, 2021;
2.1% effective September 21, 2022;
2.1% effective September 21, 2023;
2.1% effective September 21, 2024.

The parties have also agreed to a one thousand dollars ($1,000) signing bonus for all members of the bargaining unit on the date of ratification.   

The full details of the tentative agreement will be shared with you in coming days as part of the ratification process.


About CAPE

The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) represents 20,000 economists, policy analysts, researchers, statisticians, translators, interpreters and terminologists – among many others. Their work helps guide and inform policy-making and protect the equal status of our country’s official languages. CAPE members work primarily in the nation’s capital, with many located across the country in every province and territory.

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Katia Theriault
Director of Communications 
Canadian Association of Professional Employees-CAPE
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Tel: 613-236-9181 ext. 225
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